April Bell – Personal Historian
North Beach Apps, LLC/Tree of Life Legacies
StoryCatcherApp.com and TreeOfLifeLegacies.com
Want happier, more resilient kids? Recent happiness research has found that the passing on of a family narrative leads to greater happiness and resilience in children. StoryCatcher app for iPhone is breakthrough, new technology that provides users with a simple tool to create sharable mini-biographies in video using their iPhone; complete with titles, video footage capture, photos and screen text. The user can record, save and share all that they, their family, friends — or maybe even strangers — have to tell. Included in the app are tips of good questions to ask, which can be found under “Interview Tips” in the “Record a Story” user interface. The finished stories can be shared publicly or privately via email, YouTube, Facebook, Dropbox or stored locally to their camera roll — all done directly from inside the app. Recording is easy and the pre-made themes included in the app assemble the stories together so users don’t have to tweak and edit them. StoryCatcher can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/1gu002b Samples and a demo can be found here: http://bit.ly/1g1sP3T Please contact me directly for a free promo-download-code. See info above.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA March 1st, 2014 – North Beach Apps, LLC announce StoryCatcher for iPhone, now available in the Apple App Store. StoryCatcher is the brainchild collaboration of Professional Personal Historian, April Bell, and iPhone App Coder, Urs Brauchli. April and Urs wanted to find a fun, easy and engaging way to help bring family and friends closer together through video storytelling. Ultimately, it is our personal stories that connect and bind us, today and for generations to come. Recent happiness research has found that the passing on of a family narrative leads to greater happiness and resilience in children. ref: New York Times http://nyti.ms/19dVwNU
“StoryCatcher is a wonderful development in the evolution of how we record, structure and save family histories.” ~Liz Massey, Professional Oral Historian Blog ref: http://bit.ly/1cWGeZC
North Beach Apps, LLC was formed by April Bell and Urs Brauchli in October of 2012 to support the creation and distribution of the StoryCatcher App for iPhone.
April Bell, a professional Personal Historian, has operated her video storytelling business, Tree of Life Legacies, in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the United States since 2008. Coming from a background in production graphics, and possessing a BA in Psychology, April has a keen ability to not only listen to people intently, but to also put them at ease, drawing out their stories; she then crafts those stories into a professional and compelling multimedia Personal History Film to be preserved and shared for generations to come. She is a proud member of the Association of Personal Historians. Her clients include individuals, families, organizations and corporations who value authentically sharing and recording their personal stories. Lamorinda Weekly feature story: http://bit.ly/1eY7wWn